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Lt. Governor Forest, Sen. Steinburg joint statement on the Prison Reform Act of 2019 (S579)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Friday, April 26th, marks two years since Correction Officer Meggan Callahan was violently killed by an inmate. Until now, little has been done to address the systemic issues in our prison system. Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Senator Bob Steinburg (NC-1) released the following joint video statement on S579, the Prison Reform Act of 2019.

Lt. Governor Forest urges passage of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, calls on Governor Cooper to sign

Monday, April 15, 2019

This afternoon, Lt. Governor Dan Forest released the following statement:

 

"Today, the North Carolina Senate will vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S359), which protects babies after they have survived an abortion attempt. I urge members of the Senate to pass this legislation, for the House of Representatives to follow suit, and for Governor Cooper to immediately sign it. No matter the circumstance, the life of a newborn child needs to be protected."

 

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Lt. Governor Dan Forest Announces Members of Computer Science Steering Committee

Monday, February 11, 2019

As Chairman of the Special Committee on Computer Science at the State Board of Education, Lt. Governor Forest announces the members who will help lead the process of ensuring high-quality Computer Science training and education is available to all our North Carolina public school students.  The first goal of this Steering Committee will be to vet and present Computer Science standards to the State Board of Education at the end of this current school year.  

 

Members

Abi Olukeye of Mecklenburg County – Founder, Smart Girls HQ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest Looks Forward to Presiding Over Swift Override of Governor Cooper's Veto of Farm Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Raleigh, NC -- "I’m disappointed Governor Cooper has decided to support big-money out-of-state lawyers instead of our North Carolina farmers. It is time to end this attack on hard-working, law-abiding farm families and allow them to grow food without the fear of frivolous lawsuits. It is my hope the General Assembly will quickly override the Governor’s veto and show our farming community that we still stand with them."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lt. Governor Forest's Statement Regarding the NC Farm Act of 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

RALEIGH -- "Governor Cooper needs to sign the NC Farm Bill now. It is abundantly clear that the North Carolina farming community is under attack from out-of-state organizations who are using the tactic of repeated lawsuits against farmers to drive them out of business. Agriculture is our state's number one industry and we must not stand by and watch this happen. Either we stand with the farmers or stand with the lawyers trying to put them out of business. I choose to stand with the farmers."

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